Published: Friday, 1st December 2023

Waste collection updates and office opening times during the Christmas period.

Waste collections

Your refuse, recycling, and food waste collections will change over Christmas and New Year.

Collections due on Monday 25 December 2023 will be brought forward to Saturday 23 December 2023. All other collections will be a day later than usual.

There will be no Garden waste collections from Saturday 23 December 2023 through to Saturday 6 January 2024. Garden waste collections will resume from Monday 8 January 2024.

Recycling centres (Warwickshire County Council)

Warwickshire Recycling Centres are open for pre-booked visits over the festive period.

Princes Drive Recycling Centre.

Council offices and phones

Our offices at Riverside House will be closed from Monday 25 December to Monday 1 January (inclusive) for phone calls and face to face appointments.

Office locations and normal hours and Normal phone hours.

Cost of living support

With spiralling energy bills, food, and transport costs, we know that many households in our district will be struggling. See how you can get support:

Emergency out of hours contacts

  • Council housing repairs: 01926 456129
  • Lifeline: 0300 303 5573
  • Homelessness: 0300 303 5573
  • Car Parks: 01926 314009 / 456128
  • Building Control: 0300 303 5573

Leisure centres

Visit the Everyone Active website for details of leisure centre opening times over the holiday period:

The Royal Pump Rooms

The Spa Centre

  • Visit the Royal Spa Centre website to see what's on over the Christmas period. 

Leamington Town Hall

The Temperate House in Jepshon Gardens

The Temperate House is open daily from 10am until 4pm, with the following exceptions: The Glasshouse.

Other local services

Brunswick Hub

Working for a healthy community. 98-100 Shrubland Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 3BD. Telephone: 01926 422123. Email: frontdesk@BHLC.Services

Chase Meadow Community Centre

Chase Meadow Community Centre is a fantastic purpose-built facility that is a central hub for residents from Warwick and beyond.

Citizens Advice South Warwickshire

10 Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4LY and 25 Meer Street Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QB. Telephone 0300 330 1183.

Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service (FIS) helpline (01926 742274) or email:

FIS provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire on issues including family relationships, finance, housing, parenting support, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), childcare and health and wellbeing.

Helping Hands Community Project

Helping Hands community project. The Lighthouse, 12a Gloucester Street, Leamington Spa CV31 1EE Telephone: 01926 743486. Email:

Leamington Night Shelter

The Leamington Night Shelter is currently closed.

LWS Night Shelter

For homeless and vulnerably housed people. Priors Club, Tower Street, Leamington Spa CV31 2DR. Telephone: 07590 053 548.

New Hope Counselling

Affordable counselling services. Telephone: 07799 015650

Salvation Army Way Ahead Project

1A Chapel St, Leamington Spa CV31 1EJ. Telephone: 01926 883613. Email:

St Margaret's Centre foodbank

St Margarets Centre, Whitnash, Leamington Spa.

SYDNI Centre

Cottage Square, Sydenham, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1PT. Telephone: 01926 422071.

Warwick District Council Safe space

South Lodge on The Parade, Leamington Spa. Open every Friday evening from 10pm - 4am.

We will also be open throughout the festive period.

Warwick District Foodbank

Warwick District foodbank, working to tackle food poverty and hunger.

Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme

Helps our most vulnerable residents at times of unavoidable crisis when they have no other means of help.

Carers Response Emergency Support Service

CRESS, which is provided by Carers Trust Heart of England and funded by Warwickshire County Council, is a free service that gives carers a chance to take a break from their caring responsibilities and offers peace of mind that the person they care for will be looked after if they aren’t able to, such as attending hospital or GP appointments, or a significant event.

CRESS Service please email or call 02476 258816 (Out of hours: 07979 503 133).

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